Find Dukes County Massachusetts animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.
Edgartown Animal Control 165 Meetinghouse Way Edgartown MA 02539 508-627-9611
Martha's Vineyard Care and Adoption Center 276 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road Edgartown MA 02539 508-627-8662
Oak Bluffs Animal Control 347 County Road Oak Bluffs MA 02568 508-693-0857
Pet Adoption & Welfare Services PO Box 1636 Edgartown MA 02539 508-693-6614
Vineyard Haven Animal Control 66 High Point Lane Tisbury MA 02568 508-696-4209
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.